Today we hosted our third Year 3/4 competition of the year at Fielding Primary School. The sport this time around was High 5 Netball and we had 5 schools competing for 1st place. Mount Carmel, St. Mark's, Oaklands and Holy Family joined Fielding on the Netball court for an afternoon of intense competition. Every team played each other once on the Netball court in order to try to finish on top. Fielding had 4 games and defended superbly in every game, conceding only once across every game. However, we also struggled a bit at the other end of the court as we scored only once. So after our 4 games we had drawn every single one, but remained undefeated! There were some wins on the court though as St. Mark's won 2 of their games and drew the other 2 to finish in 1st place. Congratulations to St. Mark's for being crowned champs. Also well done to our Fielding team who despite not being able to win a game finished in 2nd place to claim silver medals.
Thank you to the schools who attended and played so well. Thank you to Erica who played the role of umpire superbly for the afternoon! Thank you to Jenny for putting on some great coaching sessions for the schools who came.
Well done everybody who came, we saw some excellent Netball and some great attitudes. We are already looking forward to the next one.
Today we took a team of Year 4 girls to Goals Alperton to celebrate International Women's Day by competing in a tournament hosted by QPR. Our girls were very excited to be representing the school in a competition in which 16 schools were competing. All of the pitches were renamed for the day after inspirational women and we were very pleased to have been drawn into the 'QPR Ladies' group.
Our first game, as you might expect from the girls first ever time playing together as a team was tough. We had all of the possession and were passing the ball really well but we weren't able to create a lot of shooting opportunities. Eventually we made the break through as Kimora shot from outside the area to score our first and only goal of the game. A 1-0 win meant we had a great start to the day. In our second game we were more confident of what we had to do after taking some time to reflect on our opening performance. The girls were excellent again and goals from Izzy and Emily ensured that we won our second game 2-0. Our final game was set to be the toughest as were up against another school who had won both of their games. This game was end to end! We hit the post, they hit the post, we had a shot cleared off the line, the action was non stop. Then with a few minutes left to play and the game locked at 0-0, we were awarded a free kick just outside the area. Kimora took the free kick and passed the ball across the area to Zoe who was open and placed the ball into the net. We held on the final few minutes to win 1-0 and end the day unbeaten.
After lunch we were split up into mixed teams with other schools and continued to play in a non-competitive festival. We had so much fun and and learnt a lot about playing together as a team. At the end of the day, QPR were handing out prizes and congratulating everybody on all of their hard work for the day. We were very happy to find out that were to be crowned today's champions as the best performing team across all 4 groups. So our girls returned to school with a trophy, a winners medal, tickets for QPR ladies and the promise of Womens FA Cup final tickets.
Well done girls, you should be very proud of yourselves today!
Today we hosted our second Year 3 and 4 event of the year as 11 teams made their way to the Fielding school field to compete for the title of Year 3 and 4 Football Champion.
Fielding entered 2 teams into the competition which meant that we could give 20 of our children the opportunity to represent the school. Our B team were excellent in their group and had a good amount of success but unfortunately missed out on the semi finals by a single goal! Our A team did manage to get to the semi finals as they won their group, but were beaten 2-0 by a very good Edward Betham team.
It was an extremely cold afternoon but the children were fantastic as were all of the parents who came to support. The competition was fierce and at the end of the day we were able to crown a winner...congratulations to St. Mark's for winning a great final 2-0 against Edward Betham.
We look forward to seeing everybody at the next tournament in February which will be High 5 netball. See you then.
Today we hosted our first Year 3 and 4 event of the year as 4 schools competed in our Tag Rugby competition. Mount Carmel, Wood End Academy, Holy Family and ourselves each entered a team of 10 children into the tournament with the aim of giving some of our younger children an opportunity to represent the school and try to win a trophy.
The Fielding squad, comprised of just Year 4 children this time, were fantastic all afternoon and demonstrated how much they have learnt in PE lessons and at outside clubs by giving us a great show of tag rugby. We played each team twice in the group stage to determine who finished 1st and 2nd and lost only 1 game to finish 2nd. That meant that we had set up a Fielding vs Mount Carmel cup final to see who would end the day as champions.
Mount Carmel played some excellent rugby and took an early lead and then limited our own try scoring opportunities with some great defensive play. With just 1 minute left in the game though we made a breakthrough with a great try from Josh B to level things up. It looked as though we were headed for extra time when a fine running move from Mount Carmel saw them score another try with just seconds to go. The whistle blew and we were still very proud to have finished in 2nd place.
Congratulations to Mount Carmel for winning the day and also to Wood End and Holy Family for playing some great rugby and demonstrating superb sportsmanship throughout the afternoon.
We are already looking forward to our next Year 3 and 4 tournament next half term!